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Apple releases iOS 8.3

Apple iOS 8.3 fixes WiFi problems but also brings new emojis
New iOS 8.3 emojis
This last update promises to fix the WiFi issues encountered by many iOS users in the past, as well as

Soon after releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and Apple's new Photos app for both laptops and desktops, the Cupertino company unleashes a software update for its mobile devices. Apple iOS 8.3 runs on iPhones, iPads, as well as iPod touch devices. Public beta availability started last month, and now the final release is out.

Apple iOS 8.3 comes with multiple fixes and tweaks as usual, but it also adds redesigned emojis (over 300 new characters and 32 country flags) and the ability to report junk messages in the Message app. The official changelog includes the following highlights:

  • Improved performance for app launch and responsiveness, messages, WiFi, Control Center, Safari tabs, keyboards
  • WiFi and Bluetooth fixes
  • Family Sharing fixes
  • Additional languages and country support for Siri (Danish, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and more)
  • Improved reliability of install/update for enterprise features

Given the fact that iOS 8.3 looks like a major maintenance update, the download size can go even near 1.5 GB, but this usually happens to the public beta participants. Most others should get downloads around 300 MB.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-04- 9 (Update: 2015-04- 9)